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Asus ROG Matrix 2080 Ti with built-in AiO cooler announced

by Mark Tyson on 10 January 2019, 13:11

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357)

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At CES 2019 Asus is showing off an interesting new graphics card design dubbed the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The name doesn’t give its little secret away - this powerful new graphics card folds into its 3-slot design a complete AiO cooling solution - you won't / don't see any tubes, radiators or cooling blocks here. Highlighting this subterfuge, in our video featuring Asus's David Yang, the new Asus ROG Matrix 2080 Ti is shown side by side with the 3-slot Strix design - it looks very much the same.

Highlights of the new Asus ROG Matrix 2080 Ti are as follows:

  • Users benefit from approx 11 per cent GPU overclock compared to the Founders Edition out-of-the-box, with faster GDDR6 clocks too
  • The Matrix features a unique all-in-one closed-loop cooling system
  • The 3-slot footprint brings previously impossible performance to small chassis and air-cooled builds
  • Each card is binned and tuned to deliver top out-of-the-box clock speeds

Thanks to Asus working for two years on this 'Infinity Loop Cooling' design users should benefit from the best out-of-the box Turing GPU experience available. In Asus ROG's own tests the triple fan Matrix "beats competing hybrid designs with 120mm radiators and goes head to head with 240mm radiator configurations," all in the space of three slots.

In the video HEXUS recorded at CES, David Yang from Asus said that the new ROG Matrix 2080 Ti offers the same temperature and acoustics as the Strix model but with higher GPU and memory overclocking. It was explained to us that a major part of the design, so the AiO cooler is able to fit and function, relies on a new cooling plate design that has a much larger surface area than normal.


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David Yang of Asus talks us through the features and benefits of the ROG Matrix 2080 Ti

When the card is not under load it can dial back cooling and switch to 0dB technology (when below 55C).

Elsewhere in the Asus ROG Matrix 2080 Ti design you will see that it features Aura Sync RGB LED lighting, metallic and carbon fibre outer construction. Ports include; two DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0b, and a USB Type-C VirtualLink video output. Two 8-pin PCIe power inputs are provided to feed this 300W rated card.


  • Nvidia CUDA Cores: 4352
  • Engine Clock (OC Mode):1815MHz (Boost Clock), 1350MHz (Base Clock)
  • Engine Clock (Gaming Mode):1800MHz (Boost Clock), 1350MHz (Base Clock)
  • 11GB GDDR6 Memory
  • Memory Clock: 14800 MHz
  • 2 x Native HDMI 2.0b Output
  • 2x Native DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Power Connectors: 2x 8pin
  • Total Graphics Power: 300W

David Yang from Asus said the ROG Matrix 2080 Ti will be available soon, from late Q1. Pricing is yet to be revealed.

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I like the idea, but what difference does it actually make?
The price tag most likely. Asus seems to be on a: “Let raise the price even higher for these suckers”.
If I ever make the move to water cooling a GPU, then I'd want to shrink slots, not increase them.
I wonder how this compares to the Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XTREME WATERFORCE 11G Graphics Card (stupid long name), which has a external 240mm rad.
Maybe it's me and the fact I work in this type of field but it took them 2 years to essentially bolt a radiator on to the card instead of the heatsink….that's basically 2 years to allocate one slot for ‘pci board’ and ‘connections’, 1 slot for the rad and 1 slot for the fans, something like that should not have taken 2 years.

In that much time I would have expected it to be ‘thinner’ than that in all honesty as it kind of defeats the point if it ends up taking more space on the motherboard than a normal (and good quality) air cooled card option let alone a waterblock or hybrid..